Polling Place Hours and Locations

Polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM.  The dates of elections change from year to year.  You can view the current election year calendar at http://elections.delaware.gov/index.shtml.

You can find your polling place at https://ivote.de.gov/.  You can find polling place maps at http://elections.delaware.gov/pollingplaces/index.shtml.



Generally, you do not have to show identification to vote in Delaware except if you registered by mail and it is your first time voting.[1] If you register by mail, you must provide verification of your name and address with a copy of one of the following:

  • a current and valid photo identification
  • a current utility bill
  • bank statement
  • government check or paycheck
  • or other government document that shows the name and address

If you do not include a copy of the required identification with your registration application, then you will have to provide a valid photo ID, or one of the other ID documents listed above, before you vote for the first time.  If you do not show the required ID at the polling place, you can still vote by provisional ballot (you will have to complete an Affidavit of Affirmation of Voter Identity).

Another way for you to satisfy the identification requirement is by submitting a voter registration application through a place like the Division of Motor Vehicles.


If you register to vote by mail and vote by absentee ballot for the first time, you must submit a copy of one of the required identification documents, above, with your absentee ballot.  If you do not submit identification with your absentee ballot YOUR VOTE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.[2]

The identification requirements do not apply if you submitted your driver’s license number, State ID card number, or social security number, which the Department of Elections is able to verify using existing state identification records.  These ID requirements also do not apply to service members and their families and residing outside the U.S.


If you are homeless or otherwise do not have a fixed residence you will need to provide two pieces of identification containing your name.  One of these pieces of identification must include the mailing address you used on your application, which can be a shelter or agency address.

[1] Some municipal elections require you show ID.

[2] 15 Del. C. § 2033.

Current as of September 2014